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  • El Acebuchal is a small village nestled in the mountains within a west facing valley in the town of Cómpeta ( 13 Km away), and only 5 Km from Frigiliana. El Acebuchal is in the heart of the Natural Park of the Sierras Tejeda , Almijara and Alhama.
  • The village currently consists of 33 homes. In the nineteenth century, during the reign of Isabel II , the village grew to 100 inhabitants, 20 houses, two sales and an oil mill . By 1949 the population had grown to 180 and there were 44 houses as well as 20 villas and three hectares of irrigated land.
  • At the height of the twentieth century, the El Acebuchal economy was based on agriculture, livestock, as well as typical professions in the area at that time: calereros , tomilleros , chickadees , esparteros , road workers and herdsmen.
  • In 1949, after the Spanish civil war the village was abandoned by its inhabitants.
  • In 1998 and after 49 years of neglect and mystery, the García Sánchez family and other owners decide to restore the village.
  • Without electricity, water and all the modern facilities we now take for granted, they completely rebuilt the houses and streets, resulting in the village much as we see it today.
  • The patron of this place is the Immaculate Conception, celebrated on the first Saturday after San Juan and feast is celebrated in his honor.